Ubuntu: Instaling .rpm File using Alien

Jika Anda mempunyai .rpm file yang akan diinstall di machine Ubuntu Anda, sedangkan Anda tidak menemukan paket .deb nya, maka Anda bisa menggunakan Alien Package Converter Apllication untuk menginstall file .rpm tersebut.

Alien is a program that converts between the rpm, dpkg, stampede slp, and slackware tgz file formats. If you want to use a package from another distribution than the one you have installed on your system, you can use alien to convert it to your preferred package format and install it.

Caranya mudah; install paket Alien, bisa menggunakan synaptic package manager atau lewat konsole, sebelumnya jangan lupa untuk add repository kedalam /etc/apt/sources.list, kemudian lakukan;
$sudo apt-get install alien

Jika paket Alien sudah terinstall maka Anda dapat menginstall paket .rpm file dengan menjalankan perintah:
$sudo alien -k nama_file.rpm

Silahkan baca “alien manpage” untuk mengetahui lebih banyak “how to install” paket .rpm dengan berbagai macam opsion yang tersedia.

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